May 22, 2016 |
Penn and Penn State's women's lacrosse teams are set to face off Saturday in State College in the NCAA tournament quarterfinals. For either team, a win would mark a milestone in recent school history. Penn State hasn't made the semifinals since 1999, while Penn has not gotten there since 2009. The Lions (13-6) are coming off a 14-13 overtime win against Florida. Penn (15-4) decisively defeated its first two tournament opponents. The Quakers took down Wagner, 17-7, before overpowering Towson, 12-4.
May 21, 2016 |
Katie O'Donnell watched her first NCAA lacrosse tournament from a stroller. Her mother, Jen, a former West Chester lacrosse player and referee, carted her daughter to games as a toddler. When she got older, Katie O'Donnell remembers sitting on the sidelines, enamored watching the University of Virginia's Amy Appelt speed across the field. O'Donnell isn't on the sidelines anymore. The sophomore midfielder for Penn State has played a key role in the team's success so far in the NCAA tournament.
May 5, 2016 |
Aryn McCormick wore her late fiancé's sweatshirt, the baggy black one with "Irish Lacrosse" embossed on the front. "Mine doesn't fit anymore," said McCormick, who is expecting her second child in August. Her older son, Seamus, will turn 1 on May 18. He was front and center Wednesday, wearing his green sweat jacket with the Fighting Irish logo, smiling at everybody who caught his eye. "Sad and happy," Camden Catholic senior goalie Khaia Baranowski said in summation of a special afternoon at Shamrock Field, when the Irish girls' lacrosse team welcomed back their former assistant coach and honored a loyal supporter of the program who made the ultimate sacrifice.
April 16, 2016 |
Even from across the country, Colleen Magarity, Penn Charter's first-year lacrosse coach, coveted the skills of Quakers senior Hannah Fox. Fox was a sophomore back then. Magarity, arguably the most successful player out of Germantown Academy, was an assistant coach on the recruiting trail for the University of Colorado. Fate would later bring player and coach together, and on Tuesday afternoon the duo shared a special moment at rival Germantown Academy. Fox, already Penn Charter's all-time leading scorer in basketball - boys and girls - notched her 100th career lacrosse goal in the Quakers' 13-8 victory against the Patriots, who were led by one of Magarity's former coaches.
April 9, 2016 |
Within the 5-foot-8, 165-pound body of Michael Sowers is a heart that refuses to quit and a spleen that nearly derailed his football and lacrosse dreams. Last week, the senior attacker for Upper Dublin, who is believed to be the all-time assist leader in U.S. boys' high school lacrosse history, was named to the U.S. men's under-19 national lacrosse team. To understand the significance of the accomplishment, however, you need to consider his bout with mononucleosis during football season.
March 24, 2016
Boys Radnor. Now a senior, midfielder Jack Wilson returns after giving the Raiders their first PIAA boys' lacrosse championship with an overtime blast against St. Joseph's Prep last year. The Raiders return hungry for more glory despite losing several key seniors from last year's team. Malvern Prep. The Friars figure to give Haverford School all it can handle in Inter-Ac play. Offensively, Malvern is led by Kyle Anderson, Adam Goldner, and Billy Coyle, a trio that Fords coach John Nostrant said "could be one of the best attacks in the country.
October 25, 2015 |
Temple University is three-quarters of the way to securing the funding needed to build a $100 million football stadium on campus, president Neil D. Theobald said Friday. And there's no question: He thinks the school should do it. The university, Theobald said, expects to receive $20 million in capital funding from the state that was dedicated by former Gov. Tom Corbett. Theobald said Gov. Wolf promised to honor that commitment, although a spokesman for Wolf's office on Friday said, "We have made no decisions about higher education capital projects.
October 24, 2015 |
Temple's goal to build a football stadium on campus has received "some seven-figure commitments" for funding, the chairman of the university's board of trustees said Thursday. Chairman Patrick O'Connor confirmed that a proposed 35,000-seat stadium with an estimated cost of $100 million is being pursued for the northwest corner of campus. He said the issue is expected to be discussed at the December trustees meeting. "We are moving forward and exploring every option," he said. The stadium would rise about a block or two behind the Liacouras Center.
June 1, 2015 |
UNION, N.J. - The final minutes of the game, the curtain call for one of the best Lenape girls' lacrosse teams ever, were fitting. The Indians didn't pay attention to the score - or the odds stacked against them. They just never stopped fighting. "These players showed so much heart today," coach Jill McCarthy said Saturday after an 11-9 loss to Ridgewood in the Group 4 championship at Kean University. "We never gave up, we believed in each other. And that's what carried us to where we are - everything we do is about competition and heart and doing it until the very end - and that was evident today.
May 22, 2015 |
Jeremy Huber died a few days before he was to suit up for his first season of college lacrosse. He has been gone for a little more than three months, but the freshman has never left his teammates. He was with them in the postgame prayer after every game this season. Johns Hopkins players always took the field with the number 19 - his intended jersey number - stitched onto their jerseys and painted on their helmets. That same 19 was painted on their home field in front of their bench.